Lets start with a little bit of something from the past:
"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue.
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view"
From Carole King "Tapestry" 1971, yes a looooong long time ago!
Ok, I have to remind you that I am NOT an artist but I do have have my own simple and naive style. I decided to do a story of my life in Cape Town. I bought a large piece of canvas, loads of tapestry wool and just started at the top and worked my way to the bottom. Every now and again I drew a shape that I wanted to stitch, but it was 90% free style. The story ended when my dear dad died so I included the St Andrews Cross in the bottom corner, and a representation of all of his dear friends and family. Then I started another story - my view of Cape Town from the glorious Table Mountain, through the city and harbour across the water to the golf course. And if you look carefully you will see me sinking a putt!!!When the referendum was announced in South Africa way back in the nineties, I was on a peace mission so got my family and friends to make a small tapestry square depicting what peace meant to them. I called it "Patches of Peace" and the idea was again inspired by Kaffe Fassett.